Call for Open-Mic Readers: Trans Women Poetry Reading (21 April, 8 pm, on Zoom)

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To celebrate Canadian trans women poets’ work and creativity, the Feminist Caucus (FC) of the League of Canadian Poets will feature poets Trish Salah and Jennifer Wenn during April, the National Poetry Month. The event will include poetry readings and a short panel, followed by a dialogue with the audience.

To support all emerging and professional writers, a limited number of open-mic spots (3 minutes each) is available to all poets who self-identity as trans women and would like to share their work and volunteer their time. If interested, please submit three poems and a two-line bio, which would be published on Eventbrite and social media, to Dr. Diana Manole at, the FC Chair, by 15 April 2023. We look forward to reading your poems!

Rewriting Feminisms: Trans Women Poetry Reading

21 April, 8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST

Free online event (Zoom)

Registration required via Eventbrite

Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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